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Application of natural deduction in Renaissance geometry
Application of natural deduction in Renaissance geometry

Author(s): Ryszard Mirek
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: philosophy of art; perspective in painting; geometry in art perception; reasoning and aesthetic perception

Summary/Abstract: My goal here is to provide a detailed analysis of the methods of inference that are employed in De prospectiva pingendi. For this purpose, a method of natural deduction is proposed. The treatise by Piero della Francesca is a manifestation of a union between the fine arts and the mathematical sciences of arithmetic and geometry. He defines painting as a part of perspective and, speaking precisely, as a branch of geometry, which is why we find advanced geometrical exercises here.

  • Issue Year: IV/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 425-438
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English